Meet the impactED team

To make an impact at your school, we bring all our team to your table. We collaborate with each other, which means if you’re working with one of us, you’re accessing the collective knowledge of all the team, helping you to make the most of our skills and expertise.

Arnika Macphail Managing Director
Arnika Macphail

Kaiwhakahaere

David Macphail_impactED
David Macphail

Kaiwhakahaere

Keryn Hooker Local Curriculum Lead
Keryn Hooker

Kaihautu

Jackie Brown PLD Facilitator
Jackie Brown

Kaimahi

Wilj Dekkers
Wilj Dekkers

Kaimahi

Rachael Williams PLD Facilitator
Rachael Williams

Kaimahi

Craig Render

Remote Learning

Specialist

Alesha Sims_impactED
Alesha Sims

Facilitator Support

Patricia Mary

Admin and

Marketing Support

Arnika Macphail Managing Director
Arnika Macphail

Kaiwhakahaere

David Macphail_impactED
David Macphail

Kaiwhakahaere

Keryn Hooker Local Curriculum Lead
Keryn Hooker

Kaihautu

Jackie Brown PLD Facilitator
Jackie Brown

Kaimahi

Wilj Dekkers
Wilj Dekkers

Kaimahi

Rachael Williams PLD Facilitator
Rachael Williams

Kaimahi

Craig Render

Remote Learning

Specialist

Alesha Sims_impactED
Alesha Sims

Facilitator Support

Patricia Mary

Admin and

Marketing Support

impactED was founded in July 2018 by Arnika and David Macphail. Arnika once said “All I want to do is provide awesome PLD opportunities to Educationalists around Aotearoa”. The team she has bought together to do this, come from professional teaching careers and are respected in their chosen area of pedagogy practice.

Providing awesome PLD opportunities to kaiako around Aotearoa.

We believe that collaboration reaches beyond the impactED team. We do this by forming relationships with expert talent in Education, partnerships with other MoE PLD Providers and Community Organisations, and projects that focus on specialised areas of the NZ Curriculum.

These are the amazing people and groups across Aotearoa that impactED partners with, and projects we are involved in to create extended opportunities for your kura/Kāhui Ako to experience high-quality PLD.

Education Consultants

Dr. Gabrielle Wall

Principal Consultant

Brittany Glassey

E-Textiles Expert

Robbie Rate_impactED
Robbie Rate

Library Specialist

Josh Campbell

Library Specialist

Chris McClement_ESports_impactED
Chris McClement

E-Sports Expert

Henry Lawton

E-Sports Expert

Dr. Gabrielle Wall

Principal Consultant

Brittany Glassey

E-Textiles Expert

Robbie Rate_impactED
Robbie Rate

Library Specialist

Josh Campbell

Library Specialist

Chris McClement_ESports_impactED
Chris McClement

E-Sports Expert

Henry Lawton

E-Sports Expert

Positive Partnerships

Mā whero mā pango ka oti ai te mahi

Specialised Projects

Rubber Duck Awards

Rubber Duck Awards

The Rubber Duck Awards is a competition for educators and ākonga, tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa New Zealand, to tell stories through game design.

Digital Storytelling Aotearoa

Digital Story Telling Aotearoa

DSTA vision is to build kaiako and ākonga confidence using digital technologies to tell meaningful stories that are sustainable over time.

SPCA and Minecraft Education Edition 

The Care and Create – Design an animal care product, blends the educational game Minecraft with the SPCA practices and philosophy. The 12-part lesson plan comes in Aotearoa New Zealand and International versions.